Year 4 Science

To secure the Year 4’s understanding of the functions of the different organs in the digestive system, we recreated what happens to food as it travels through the body.  With a simple jam sandwich, we used scissors and mashers to act as our teeth, a funnel and a plastic bag to represent our oesophagus and stomach (with cola as stomach acid), before the food entered our small intestine – the leg from a pair of tights!  It was a great way to reinforce how the digestive system works and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!